Fundraiser on front foot for foundation

Sophie is leading the race with fundraising for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.

A young Warkworth resident, Sophie Clark, is the leading fundraiser in this year’s Asthma and

Respiratory Foundation’s Breathe Better September challenge.

The seven-year-old has raised more than $800 in donations, far exceeding her initial goal of $250.

Sophie suffers from the lung disease bronchiectasis, which means regular trips to Waitakere Hospital.

“I get sick easily and it can be quite scary,” Sophie says.

“When I get really sick I have to stay at the hospital for two weeks to get the right medication and physio.”

She will be doing between 20 and 30 minutes fitness work a day for the whole of September as her fundraising challenge.

“I haven’t done anything like this before, but I am keen to participate again in the future.

“I would like the money I raise to go towards getting support and medication for those with asthma and bronchiectasis.”

Sophie has revised her fundraising goal and now hopes to reach $1000.

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